Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dual Layer Embossing on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Hello! Dropping by to share a peek at a couple cards with a fun technique video tutorial I have on the Reverse Confetti Blog today - so much fun, please check out the video to see how it's done! You can see it HERE or on the Reverse Confetti YouTube Channel HERE!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

Chibitronics and Winnie and Walter Co-hop

Good morning! Excited today to be part of a fun co-hop with Winnie and Walter and Chibitronics! You are going to find loads of inspiration, and there are two great prizes up for grabs too! You should have arrived here from Gayatri Murali - if you just happened along, make sure and start at the Chibitronics Blog or W&W blog so you don't miss a stop. You can find a complete list of the blog hop line-up at the bottom of this post as well.


Here is the card I made for the hop - these light-up cards are notoriously difficult to photograph! I had fun combining different Winnie and Walter products with my Chibi Lights LED Circuit Starter Kit!


And here it is lit up - you may notice the outside houses have a white light, and the inside one has yellow lights? Yeah...that's what happens when you peel the stickers off to soon and stick them in the wrong place. They do lose their stickiness and ability to get a good connection. So my advice is to read the directions all the way through before you stick them down! Haha - oops! My daughters just said the outside houses have LED lights and the middle doesn't! :)


I used My Town for my row of houses, stamped in Catherine Pooler inks in the colors of Aquatini, Party Dress, and Lime Rickey. Isn't it a bright and happy color combo? I used a tiny hole punch to punch holes in the windows so the light would shine through. Then after building the circuit to fit behind the windows, it allowed the light through better.


I added some details to the sky with the same stamp set, added a sentiment from Party On with Evelin T Designs, and then die cut the panel on the front with Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. I also die cut the tiny tag from that set, then just hand wrote on the "press here" so that whoever got it would see it was an interactive card!


Your next stop along the hop is Jessica Lin - make sure and head that way next to see what she has in store for you!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
There are two gift certificates up for grabs today - one for $30 to the Winnie and Walter Store, and one for $30 to the Chibitronics Store. Make sure and leave comments along the hop for your chance to win! Comments must be left by 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday 5-28-18.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Stacked Farm Animals on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! Just stopping by with a look at a card I have posted today on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! You can find all the details HERE!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Sea Friends Card and Sale - on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Good morning! Stopping by to share a look at a card and tutorial I have posted on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog this morning - you can view the post HERE if you're interested - but also to let you know about a SPECIAL 3 day SALE on the adorable Sea Friends Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies



Thanks for stopping by - have a great week, and happy shopping!


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Technique Tuesday and MISTI Blog Hop

Good morning! Excited to day to be hopping along with both the Technique Tuesday AND My Sweet Petunia Design Team. This hop is full of inspiration and fun, as well as prizes! You should have arrived here from Ceal Pritchett - entire blog hop list is at the bottom if you get lost along the way!



I'm showing a fun technique today for using your MISTI along to help with using colored pencils on your images!



First off, line up your image on your paper that you are going to be using, and stamp with the MISTI. Careful - don't remove your stamp from the image yet!


Next up, color in the image with your colored pencils. Cute, right? However, do you notice how the colored pencil covers up some of the detail of the stamped image? Makes it less clear and more muted?


This is where the magic of the MISTI comes back in! Take that image back to your MISTI and restamp over the top! See the difference? Now, if you stamp and don't heat emboss, make sure and give your ink time to dry. I used a dye ink, and it did sit on top of the waxy pencil for a bit, but giving it a bit of time to dry it stayed on just fine.


For my card I used the cute little Sassy Coffee stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I also used Circles Crafting Dies and Little Labels to heat emboss my sentiment.


Some fun pattern paper from Carta Bella, a doily and some twine for texture, and a bit of black matting around the outside of the floral pattern paper finish this card off!


Here is a previous example of another card I made using this technique. For this one I stamped in a soft colored ink, colored with my pencils, then heat embossed in white over the top. I also LOVE this effect! You can find the details of this card HERE if you are interested in checking it out! :)


Your next stop along the hop is Giovana Smith - head over there next! Because...

GIVEAWAY INFO:
There are two great prizes up for grabs - a $50 shopping spree to Technique Tuesday, and a $50 shopping spree to My Sweet Petunia! Woohoo! To qualify, leave comments at every stop along the hop - comments must be left by 11:59 PM Central Time on Monday, May 28, 2018. The two lucky winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday Blog and the My Sweet Petunia Blog on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't get miss a stop along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, May 18, 2018

You Are My Sunshine - Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release

Good morning! I'm back with another card using the BRAND NEW Sending Sunshine Release from Simon Says Stamp! For my card today, I combined a couple of the new dies with a sentiment from a previously released stamp set for a bright and happy sending sunshine card!


For my background, I again used the Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die, only I intentionally left some pieces randomly inlaid in the die when adhering it to my Smoke Cardbase. 


I then die cut the new You Are My Sunshine Wafer die 3 times from different shades of yellows and oranges. I adhered them together slightly offset, building from darkest color at the back to lightest in the front, then adhered it to my card.


Finished off by adding my heat embossed sentiment from the previously released Messages for Everyday, and a few Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Drop Jewels!


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Hop Day 1 - Favorite Person

Good morning! I'm thrilled to be hopping today to celebrate the BRAND NEW Sending Sunshine Release from Simon Says Stamp with a FABULOUS line up of talented creators! Today is Day 1 of the hop - make sure and check in tomorrow for Day 2 - there is a $25 prize up for grabs from EACH and EVERY stop along BOTH days of the hop!!! 


You should have arrived here today from the fabulous May Park - if you just happened along, head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to start at the beginning!

AND - another new surprise this month! This special code is good through 5/20/18 at Midnight - when you head over to shop the BRAND NEW Sending Sunshine Release from Simon Says Stamp - make sure and enter the code "SUNSHINE" to receive a special free gift! Woohoo!


Today I have this little duo of cards to share using some of the gorgeous stamps and dies from the New Release - the Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die, Spring Flower Burst Stamp Set, and Playful Messages Stamp Set!


I first stamped and heat embossed the large beautiful floral from Spring Flower Burst Stamp Set in clear on white cardstock, then blended distress ink in two different colors for each card. This first card, I used Ripe Persimmon and Evergreen Bough. I die cut the new Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die using a Memory Box Metal Adapter Plate (so helpful for cutting out intricate dies like this one), and heat embossed a sentiment from one of my personal favorites from this release, Playful Messages Stamp Set, on a strip of Smoke Cardstock.


My color combo for the ink blending on this second card is Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint. To assemble the cards, I first adhered the floral image from Spring Flower Burst Stamp Set to the die cut Marilyn Full Card Wafer Die, then applied adhesive just behind that to the back of both of them, and adhered to a white cardbase, leaving everything else hanging free. I love the free flowing and whimsical feel this gives! Over the top of that I adhered my sentiment strips with foam adhesive, and finished off with a few Pearl White Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. (Side note: I used a new favorite tool to place the jewels - the Crystal Kantana Tool - my new best friend for adhering jewels, sequins, and other tiny embellishments!)


Which color combo is your favorite?


Also - if you are looking for a little more inspiration using the new release, I have these cards I posted yesterday using the HILARIOUS new Playful Messages Stamp Set (paired up with the older Crazy Dogs from Tim Holtz that I had in my stash) - you can find the details HERE!


Your next stop along the hop is Anna-Karin Evaldsson - I know she has something fabulous waiting for you - so make sure and head that way next!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!